Sports

Athletics

athletics

Athletics has been in integral part of the Games since the launch of the Empire Games in 1930. It is a core sport and therefore must be included in the sporting programme of each Commonwealth Games. Athletics has a number of events that include running, jumping, walking and throwing. Welsh Athletics has over 9,000 registered athletes and more the 95 clubs across the Country. Team Wales won 5 medals in the Gold Coast, equalling their best ever medal tally, 3 of which were in para events. Beverley Jones won the first para athletics medal for Wales in 2006.

 

1938 – 1 gold

1954 – 2 bronze

1958 – 1 silver

1962 – 2 bronze

1966 – 1 gold, 1 silver

1970 – 1 gold

1974 – 2 silver, 1 bronze

1978 – 1 gold

1982 – 2 gold, 1 silver

1986 – 2 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze

1990 – 2 gold, 2 bronze

1994 – 2 gold, 1 bronze

1998 – 1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze

2002 – 4 silver

2006 – 1 silver, 2 bronze (1 para)

2010 – 1 gold, 2 silver (1 para), 2 bronze

2014 – 2 silver (1 para), 1 bronze (1 para)

2018 – 2 gold (2 para), 3 bronze (1 para)

TOTAL: 54 medals

National Governing Body:

http://www.welshathletics.org